Captain Brett Crozier, USN
Posted in Analysis Coronavirus Military Pro Publica US Navy

It’s hardly shocking the Navy fired a commander for warning of coronavirus threat. It’s part of a pattern.

In dismissing the commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the Navy once again punished the messenger, a frontline leader brave enough to tell the unvarnished truth to superiors about a threat to his sailors. by T….

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Posted in Columns Coronavirus Military Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Lessons in Leadership: Captain Courageous vs. President Mr. Me

Pearl River     It’s not every day when the United States and any of the world that bothers to look gets such a stark lesson in leadership than what we have seen recently, both in what it…

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Posted in Coronavirus Health Health Care News Pro Publica Public Policy US Military US Navy

After discovering a sailor with coronavirus, the U.S. Navy crowded dozens Into one room

On the USS Boxer, where the Navy discovered its first case of coronavirus on a ship, a sailor says his superiors called a meeting that crammed more than 80 senior enlisted sailors and officers together. by…

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Posted in Analysis Community organizing Military Rathke: Chief Organizer Report War

There’s no Duck-and-Cover with automated warfare

Kansas City      I can still remember my third grade teacher walking us through the duck-and-cover exercise and announcing as we prepared to march to the corner single file that she would be standing on the…

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Posted in Corporate Influence Labor Public Policy

Trump revokes bargaining for Federal workers and civilian unions. Cites “emergency”

  By Meteor Staff Feb 21, 2020 President Donald Trump has officially granted the Department of Defense the legal authority to abolish the collective bargaining rights of its civilian labor unions representing some 750,000 workers. Gutting…

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Posted in Off the wire War

‘We were right’

They experienced the war in Afghanistan on the ground. Here’s what they had to say. Jay O’Brien, 41, Army infantryman, Kandahar province, 2013.  By Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn, Alex Horton, Meryl Kornfield, Jenn Abelson and Ted Muldoon Published…

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Posted in Columns Community organizing Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Drones are Scary

New Orleans    For their Scorpio birthdays, mi companera and mi hija both got robots.  They aren’t really robots in the “Star Wars” sense.  The name of this thing though is Shark-Ion Robot, although the generic name…

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